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Mar 27, 2011 9:30pm EDT
. a public service created by america's cable companies. >> our series of interviews with likely g.o.p. candidates continues with former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. we'll talk to him about his political career. when he began thinking of running for president and why. what issues he thinks are important in the 2010 campaign. states rights and health care. his views on abortion. church views on state. and his views on catholocism. this is about 50 minutes. >> when did you decide you had to get involved? >> the same motor vague as a lot of the tea party people. i thought this was a tipping point. if obama care took over the health care system, america as i was given it, as my grandfather and father came to this country that place would no longer exist. i went out started talking and working on campaigns and helping people around the country and trying to stir people up and provide a message, and i got a lot of feedback saying, hey you should think of doing this again, running for something. just again, kept walking down the path. i found out by th
Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
health association, the american thoracic society, the asthma and allergy foundation of america, the physicians for social responsibility, the trust for america's health, this is what they say about the mcconnell amendment. "the mcconnell amendment would strip away sensible clean air act protections that safeguard americans and their families from air pollution." who do we stand with? this is the question we all ask in our campaigns. who's side are you on? who do you stand with? so i've made a decision. a strong one. i'm going to stand with the kids. i'm going to stand with our families. i'm going to stand with these leaders who are working day and night just to protect our health. i'm not going to stand with a right-wing ideological amendment. i'm not going to stand with amendments that are mcconnel mcl light. because if it isn't broken, don't fix it. the e.p.a. -- no agency is perfect, we know that. the e.p.a. is not perfect. but the record is clear, the actions by the e.p.a., along with local and state officials have saved countless lives. and if we leave our hands off of it,
Mar 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
the obvious. america has to get its fiscal house in order. how we got here is debated but certain things are indisputable. we have two wars that have been paid for on the credit card. we had tax cuts that went to the high income americans that are on the credit card. we recently extended them at the cost of $700 billion to the deficit. we had irresponsible behavior on the part of wall street that required rescuing the financial system in america so that main street could fight and survive another day. and then that led to a collapse in the economy and 10% unemployment that required governmental action in order to try to stabilize the economy. we have a long way to go in restoring the economy, but that has to be our first mission. the republican proposal on how to address this budget in these continuing resolutions will fail. the reason it will fail is because it fails to do what must obviously be done if we're going to have long-term fiscal stability and that is put everything on the table. the cuts that are proposed by the republican majority, unwise as they are, cannot do the job. the
Mar 6, 2011 8:00am PST
>>> this sunday, what do the events sweeping the mid east mean for america's fragile economic economy, as gas prices spike around the country? and the budget battle in washington. >>> the latest proposal is unacceptable and it's indefensible. >>> the white house and republicans are far apart on how deeply to cut govovernment spending. but is there an opening to fix budget-busting programs like social security and medicare? i'll ask my exclusive guests this morning, white house chief of staff william daley. >>> and is the tea party creating division amongst republicans or laying the foundation for successful challenge for the president in 2012? we have the head of the tea party caucus in the house, republican from minnesota, michele bachmann. finally, politically analysis on the crisis in libya, the spending fight in washington and new moves of potential gop contenders for 2012. of with us, eugene robinson and columnist for the "new york times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david brooks. captions
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
that america is watching and we can ill afford for the governor to start implementing measures -- i guess i'm shooting myself in the foot. it's coming to maryland on the 14th. i expect to see some of those young socialist-communist in the background when i watch msnbc to be standing at the rally, if i go at all. they would love to see him recall. if they do, the rest of america will fall behind him. host: next is a democrat in ohio. what do you think? who was the winner and loser in wisconsin? caller: i think the loser is the middle class. the gentleman who was just on is just a case of how the middle class is pitted against each other. huge tax breaks are given to people who make huge amounts of money and middle-class people are arguing amongst each other about things we should not be able to -- we should not have to argue about. people were properly taxed like they're supposed to be, they would not be having these arguments. i'm not saying that we should not have a competitive business community, but come on. they are making huge amounts of money. i say go on wisconsin. wisconsin is showi
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
a real difference in rural america. i want to tell you about a woman who -- a woman from a small noun my district. she's 23 years old. she only makes $22,000 a year working as a daycare -- at a daycare. she grew up and wants to raise her children there. and the national neighborhood stabilization program is helping her become a first time homeowner. now our amendment would simply take the money that has already been allocated for this program and prioritize it for a -- our rural communities so we can change the way that streets like this look. and so we can make sure that more moms can raise their kids in towns where they grew up. this amendment doesn't cost any money. it allows a mom to raise a child in her home community and our amendment will not kill this bill. it would simply give our rural communities the ability to weather the worst crisis they've faced in a generation. now, maybe our small towns or this young mom should incorporate as a bank, maybe then they'd get the same kind of attention that we've given to wall street. because, folks, wall street is getting through this crisi
Mar 7, 2011 2:05am EST
now and 2015 to make america the center of building capacity for batteries that will be used in the new cars of the future, from 4% to over -- >> what about the shorter term? does the president -- strategic reserve, is the president considering doing something that can arrest that spike? >> well, we're looking at the options. there's -- the issue of the reserves is one we're considering. it is something that only is done -- has been done in very rare occasions. there's a bunch of factors that have to be looked at. and it is just not the price. again, the uncertainty -- i think there is no doubt that the uncertainty in the middle east right now has caused tremendous increase in the last number of weeks. >> but it's on the table, which i think is significant. >> well, all matters have to be on the table when you go through -- when you see the difficulty coming out of this economic crisis we're in. and the fragility of it. >> i want to ask more about the recovery, but i want to stay with oil and the crisis in the middle east. over the weekend, fighting in libya has expanded. we
Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
this focus on startup america which is a public/private partnership to encourage entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. things that in the old solo division, basically what we want to focus on, physical capital, human capital and innovation. as i said, nobody in the white house wants to hear about human capital accumulation and productivity enhancement but when the president says outeducate, outinnovate and out innovate the rest of the world it is coming straight out of the solo growth model. i think a growth agenda is what is warranted when we are talking about when the future is rooted in this let's have a business cycle driven by investment by exports by raising the skill level of our work force and to me, that is the private sector sustainable kind of growth. now let us talk about the deficit and the issues of debt facing the economy. as all of you know what matters is what is our debt to gdp level and what matters is as the simpson-bowles commission revealed that is not what is important. conflating long and fiscal challenges with the deficit which is big this year is ve
Mar 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
standing for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you. you may be seated. we have a great lineup for you this morning. before we get to that, i have a few programming notes. you've got a program when you came in today. it reads from left to right in order of the speakers. we do have a little change in the program. senator rick santorum could not be here today. he sent his regrets. he did everything he could to be here. after the family values panel we will adjourn for a one hour lunch break. lunch will be a $10 a box lunch available to you right outside where you registered. you can try to navigate through the sky walk in beautiful downtown des moines. we will reconvene one hour after that. one last thing. this is a little important. turn off cell phones or put them in silenct mode. i am the director of the conservative principles pac congressman steve king's leadership back. pac. it is my honor to introduce this mornin
Mar 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
to thank the state of hawaii and the hawaiian national guard who helped us respond to the america samoa when the tsunami hit there. the challenges, again, as we know, in the pacific, the distances require us to both leverage what we have in the fema warehouses, but also our close coordination with paycom, pacific command and their resources. nancy ward, you point out, one of our regional administrators, starts to talk with counter parts in hawaii or in the territories, in the event we see something coming, again, we know the distances, we know we can't wait. we are looking at how we'll start to ship or fly resources in. this is the close coordination we have, the ability to charter aircraft and work with the department of defense for those most critical supplies. as you remember in america samoa, one of the key issues the governor had was generators and couldn't wait for them to come by barge because he had to get his critical systems back up. so we were able to task initially d.o.d. and later extractors to fly the generators in there. it goes back to the authorities. this can be vested
Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
america? >> including the united states. that's why i mentioned those mosques. there are mosques in cincinnati and l.a. and new york, all across the country that have been part of saudi investments and their ideology abroad. and in order to counter that we need atrategy to help counter those institutions building those ideas. >> dr. jasser, and all of our witnesses today, thank you so much for being here and, dr. jasser, i applaud you being a bold voice on this subject. thank you. >> thank you. i yield back. >> thank you for yielding. i recognize the gentleman from texas, a former member of this committee, mr. green, good to have you back. >> thank you. it's an honor to be back. mr. chairman, ranking member thompson, i came by today because i love america. i love what america stands for. i love the pledge of allegiance. it means something to me. liberty and justice for all. i love the declaration of independen, all persons created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. i love the constitution, a copy of which i hold in my hand. we the people is what i
Mar 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
this was a tipping point. if the government took over the health-care system, america as we know it, as my grandfather and father came to this country, that place with no longer exist. i just went out and started talking and working on campaigns and helping people around the country trying to stir people up and provide a message. i got a lot of feedback saying you should think about doing this again running for something. i find out what i went to iowa, c-span covered my speech. other folks started to pay attention and they said you are running for president. i said i'm just going around the states trying to help out. in some respects, i kept going back to iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina, because every time i did, i got covered. that's why did it. i wanted to be heard. i was encouraged by people in those states to start thinking about it. that is how this happened, really by accident. >> you are quick to point out you are not a tea party guy. >> i'm not -- cannot not going to claim the metal bat i'm -- i am not going to claim the mantle live in a tea party. they were b
Mar 10, 2011 6:00am EST
here in america. king flat out says he doesn't care if it's politically correct. the main witnesses that we're going to see that he's invited are family members of those inspired to get into terrorism. and also an american muslim that will talk about the culture of his community. t.j., last night, eight democrats on this committee wrote king asking him to cancel the hearing, saying it too narrowly singles out the community. listen to eric holder. >> we don't want to stigmatize, we don't want to alienate entire communities. we need to focus on individuals or groups of individuals, who might band together and who would try to harm american interests or american citizens. that is what this justice department is doing. >> now, i spoke with congressman king last night, he insists he does not want to demonize the muslim-american community. he also said, look if my job is to look for radicalization from al qaeda, where else am i going to look? one of the issues that king says drives him a report that he gets from his friends and law enforcement community at home in new york and around the
Mar 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
. more than 20 years ago, his father left a steamboat for america. he served as a public servant for washington state. a century later, his grandson will return to china as america's top diplomat. in the years between these milestones, he has distinguished himself as one of our nation's most respected and admired public servants. as their country's first chinese-american governor, he worked tirelessly to attract jobs and businesses to washington state and he doubled exports to china. two years ago, i asked him to continue this work as commerce secretary. i wanted him to advocate for america's businesses and american exports all around the world. to make progress with our relationship in john and use the management skills he developed as governor to reform a complex and sprawling agency. he has done all of that and more. he has been a point person for my national export initiative. last year, his department led a historic number of trade missions that helped promote american businesses and support american jobs. he has ever seen an increase in american exports and, particularly, e
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Mar 7, 2011 2:00am EST
's point number one. point number 2, if we help create jobs in america and help had save our children from bankruptcy, we've got to take america off this fiscally irresponsible path, borrowing 4 cents on the dollars, much of it from the chinese and sending it to our children. house republicans proposal we keep the government open. the senate had time to consider it. they wanted more time so we gave them two more weeks. i hope they join us and i agree with dick, i would hope we could work on a bipartisan basis to put this nation on a fiscally sustainable path. >> chris: let me break in. i might note in my answer to my question, neither of you said, democrats, whether you're willing to accept more cuts, republicans willing to accept more. nor senator durbin you and other democrats talk about meeting the republicans halfway. >> democrats stand ready to meet the republicans halfway on this. that would be fair. >> my administration's put forward specific cuts that meet congressional republicans halfway. >> chris: but several major news organizations say that talk about meeting the republicans h
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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Mar 7, 2011 9:00am EST
kabul and washington. >>> this week congress takes a closer look at radical islam in america. the muslim community says it is being singled out, demonized, in fact, for the acts of a few. we asked a muslim woman whose son was killed on 9/11 what she thinks. >>> nhl fights are part of the game but at what skos of the players. researchers have looked into the brain of a former enforcer and found evidence of trauma. >>> who will kate middleton be wearing when she says "i do"? the princess may share a look with lady gaga. we'll explain. >>> this week congress holds hearings on radical islams in america. peter king thinks al qaeda is recruiting and the muslim community isn't cooperating with authorities. king thinks the government needs to investigate. >> i have said the overwhelming majority of muslims are outstanding americans. but there is an effort to radicalize elements within the islamic community. right now there is an effort, this suspect just me, this is eric holder who says he worries about young muslim men being radicalized. >> protesters showed up in the rain to denounce the heari
Mar 10, 2011 12:00am EST
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm PST
followed suit with a $10 hike. the low-cost carriers also hop on the southwest, jwt blue and virgin america have also followed suit. this is the sixth consecutive time this year that amairlines have raised fares. travelers could even pay $26048 ticket that was only $200 in january. 26048 ticket--and with this 50% increase it was only $260 for a ticket that was and january. christine connolly. >>pam: new details on the ongoing investigation of possible police misconduct, said oroszko police department. another video surfaced of alleged illegal activity from san francisco police department. theresa? we wanted to figure out if this video is the same officers accused from the other video? >> it is the same officers and then some! in total, eight officers. and what we have this was >>this just in to the kron 4 news room surveillance video from the henry hotel in november. a man showing a black jacket. this is from this past december. as i mentioned, 2010. he was arrested in a hotel room with the charge of possession of drugs. the attorney says that the drugs for in his jacket. and the jacket was
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, reports of a possible deal for gadhafi's exit, as president obama tells the nation, he was right to order military force. >> i am convinced that a failure to act in libya, would have carried a fair greater price for america. >>> medical breakthrough. this woman lost 75 pounds and lost her diabetes. the surge may erase a deadly disease in a matter of hours. now, giving hope to millions of americans. >>> caught on camera. a child waist-deep in quick sand. and he's not the only one. >> we have two kids in what seems to be quick sand they're sinking in and can't get up. >> this morning, the amazing story of survival. >>> and are you ready for britn britney? britney spears, finally. the concert event that took over san francisco. and wait until you see what our "gma" cameras caught backstage with her. and get this. britney has something special she wants to share with you this morning, right here. >>> good morning, everyone. i cannot get britney's music out of my head. the global superstar, as you have never seen her before this morni
Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
for offering a resolution noting the many contributions that she made to america and express the condolences for her family. because, you see, mr. president, for we women before 1960geri was a force of nature, a powerhouse. she changed the face of politics. she changed the way women thought of themselves and what we believed we could accomplish. on july 11, 1984, when mo walter mondale called geri ferraro and sctd her to be his vice-presidential running mate, an amazing thing happened: they took down the men-only sign on the white house. they took down the men-only sign on the white house. for geri and all american women, there was no turning back, only going forward. america knows ger implete as a political phenomenon. i knew her as a dear friend and colleague. we served in the house together in the late-1970's and when she left in 1984 to run for vice president, i left in 1986 to run for the senate. we were among the early bird women in the house of representatives and as early birds, we weren't fraid to ruffle some feathers. we had some good times and passed some good legislation. it must
Mar 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
about tightening the belt, but nobody talks about the companies in america tightening their belts. if we went back to a flat tax, no tax break, no tax shelters, everyone pays 10%, that would help our economy, the american families, and it would let big business pay what they should pay. guest: here is one of the big issues we are dealing with that. people at oil companies are making a lot of money. we are dealing with a major energy crunch right now. people can look at oil companies and say, they have record profits and we have record high prices. the fact is, we are dealing with record high prices in oil. if we could add energy from our own country, we could manage that and it would be different. fluctuations from overseas would not still be occurring, at this point. people also talk about oil companies getting tax breaks. it is that ability to write off their business expenses. it is the same as other companies. people say that they are larger and these small companies, but they are, they are larger businesses. people want to pick on that. what would they do if they pulled that out? th
Mar 10, 2011 10:00am EST
. and three times i will ask, god, please, god, please, god, please continue to bless america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in opposition to chairman upton's dirty air act. in 2007, the supreme court issued the massachusetts vs. e.p.a. decision directing the e.p.a. to examine greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the public health. e.p.a. conducted a highly credible peered review scientific analysis under the bush e.p.a. and the obama e.p.a. this was not a political analysis. it was a scientific analysis. but that has not stopped the chairman from trying to legislativively undermine scientific fact. according to the e.p.a., president nixon's clean air act will prevent 230,000 premature deaths and result in $2 trillion in economic benefits in 2020. but chairman upton has decided with much help from corporate polluters, lobbyists that the fiscal and physical well-being of the american people are less important than big oil's import
Mar 17, 2011 10:00am EDT
stations, smalltown and rural america where it's more expensive to broadcast and where they rely on this funding to be able to produce the programs. it would not just hammer n.p.r., but it would deny them the ability to use the funds for that subversive show, "prairie home companion," for "this american life," for "the car guys." it would prohibit them from producing locally produced content from other public broadcasting stations. this is lunacy. it unravels is carefully crafted partnership which has delivered year after year. it's why the american public strongly supports this investment, this one half cent per day. in fact, 78% of the american public want it maintained or increased. and most interestingly, that same bipartisan poll showed that 2/3 of american republicans support keeping the funding or increasing it. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from new york reserves. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. nugent: i just reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves. the gentlela
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
satellite corp. 2011] >> everywhere and europe and and america, your people agree with it. the whole people are against you. your governments, your regime will go down. host: a defiant response just two hours ago from libyan leader gaddafi as missiles continue to hit key targets overnight. 48 deaths were reported. this is the largest international military effort since the iraq war. today's military action taking place the same weekend egyptian residence are going to the polls to vote on the senate -- is changes to its constitution. voters in haiti going to the polls to select a new president. our president and rio de janeiro, day to bureau of his south american trip where his focus is on jobs, trade, and the economy, and congress is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "stri
Mar 17, 2011 2:05am PDT
talking about organized crime. laundering things through south america and bringing them into america. >> hey, how much? >> reporter: back at the flea market, we are undercover, too. we're looking for a brown one. suddenly vendors start to pack up. where are you going? >> they said the cops are here so we're packing. >> reporter: some take off running. they don't get far. police arrest six suspects in all. when we talked to them, most deny selling counterfeits or being part of a larger network. >> i didn't sell anything to anybody. >> reporter: because of north carolina's tough stance, they could face felony charges. do you realize what a risk that is in this state? >> now i do. >> reporter: authorities say often the vendors are low-level players, forced to sell to pay off a debt. are they making you work out here selling this stuff? >> it's not even my stuff. >> reporter: later, at a secret warehouse nearby, officers count and catalog all the merchandise, now evidence in criminal cases. the final tally? more than $700,000 in confiscated counterfeits. counterfeiters are getting way be
Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
cutting short his tour of latin america amid criticism of his leadership on libya and now heading back to washington two hours earlier than planned and holding a conference call with his national security team before departing. speaking in el salvador yesterday, obama pushed back against criticism of the high cost of war which some analystings predict could cost the western coalition more than $1 billion if the operation drags on for more than a couple of months. >> we will continue to provide details to the american people about the costs of this operation. but because it is limited in time, scope, with a well-defined mission, we are confident that this is something we can budget as part of our overall operations. events happen around the world in which the united states with our unique capabilities has to respond. as the leader in the world community. in benghazi, city of 700,000 people, you had the prospect of gadhafi's forces carrying out his orders to show no mercy. for us to be able to structure something where we bring our unique capabilities to bear, to fulfill a mission that i
Mar 2, 2011 8:38pm PST
. in other words, there are stories that made america and there are stories that america made up. you hear what i just said? there are stories that made america and there are stories that america made up and too often the myth becomes the choice and you believe rather than the facts and here's one thing and i'm going to close it here. he give me 15 minutes. i say, how are you going to give me 15 minutes? it takes a day of my time to come up here and give me 15 minutes. but i'm going to take what i need to take. what else are you going to do when you get up here? i'm going to leave you with this and you got to listen to this. the myth of absent. in american history as in american life, black americans are invisible presence. did you hear what i just said? you got to just listen to that a little bit because it's got to sink in a little bit. they are not seen not because of their absence but because of the presence of a myth that prepares and requires their absence. did you hear what i just said? they are not seen not because of their absence but because of the presence of a myth that prepare
Mar 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
they wrote of this is my house. it's about people from central america and in texas they call them otm, other than mexicans. [laughter] and this is what we have within our own experiences of people outside our experience don't have it's humorous in some ways it's really sad in most ways and so i went on to close with this issue. those of us who had this immigrant background, when we came to congress, we -- if we don't forget we are and where we come from, we can take our history and background and turn that into policy to make the policy of more precise, more focused and humane. because we should know where we come from. i talked about asians in general. and touched upon latinos. we have the congressional black caucus, the congressional hispanic caucus and cpac. it's come to the surface because we understand now even though slavery was not an immigration issue its and as and humane as it was african-americans were brought here, not integrated, but more recently in this history of this country we have immigrants from columbia, 25% of the popular dvd population our afro columbia and the central
Mar 5, 2011 10:00am EST
] >> and dealing with america's terrorist enemies, i said that our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them. [applause] >> and you know what, the default position of the local machine is always to brush off political republican candidates who are running for office is as right wing nuts. well, this time it was different. it didn't fly in massachusetts. and under a short time before the final debate, i remember like it was yesterday, on a bitter cold night, as cold as it is here, this is tropical, come on. i shook hands, i actually went outside, it probably was, had to have been 10 or 20 below zero. it was cold. it was a cold night, but they were out there holding signs for each other. and i went outside and i shook hands with everybody, including those people who were supporting my opponent. they were mostly union guys and they would say scott, scott, we are voting for you. [laughter] >> yeah, we're here because we're getting paid to hold these signs. [laughter] >> we are voting for you, yes. well, that assure a confidence builder for the debate that i was having
Mar 2, 2011 12:00am EST
. but with just about every republican in every corner of america saying that evil obamacare is worse than doing nothing. president obama has just responded to those allegations in effect by saying, oh, yeah? oh, yeah? we are still waiting on the republican come back to that. a fight being widely misreported in the beltway media. ezra klein joins us next. plus, get the best deal or we'll pay you $1,000. call lending tree at... today. and here's what we did today in homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at >>> the single most republican place in the country, the single reddest state there is in this country has produced one of the most interesting political fights that there
Mar 14, 2011 8:00pm EDT
bought a subaru. >>> tonight, i challenge you to join me in setting a new goal. by 2035, 80% of america's electricity will come from clean energy sources. some folks want wind and solar. others want nuclear. clean coal, natural gas. to meet this goal, we will need them all. >> to meet the clean energy goal outlined in his most recent state of the union address, president obama's budget proposed $36 billion in department of energy loan guarantees to build new nuclear power plants, and additional hundreds of millions more towards nuclear energy research and reactor design. the united states currently operates 104 nuclear reactors in 31 states. 23 of those reactors use general electric technology, very similar to that used in the fukushima nuclear disaster site. general electric is parent company of msnbc. two nuclear reactor sites, diablo canyons and san onofre are near the san and dre' asphalt line. one is a particular safety risk, according to massachusetts congressman edward markey, ranking democrat on the house natural resources committee. >> they are in the process right now with the
Mar 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
the homeowners. we've got 12 million mortgages in america that are currently under water and yet this program , this program which was actually rolled out in march, started about six months ago, has 245 applications. 245. how many have actually made it over the hurdles and have gotten some help and refinanced? 44. 44 refinances. we've got $8.12 billion that has been obligated, we have $50 million that has been dispersed. now, a quick back of the envelope calculation, that's $1.1 million per mortgage refinanced thus far. if we look at it even further, were these million-dollar mortgages? actually the average mortgage was about $300,000. so we spent the american taxpayers, in terms of their dollars, we spent $1.1 million in order to refinance a $300,000 loan. the administration said, we're going to have $1.-- 1.5 million homeowners get into this program. and yet we've taken almost a year, we have 44 that have actually gone through. if you were to get through this program, if you were one of the lucky ones, one of the 44, clearly it's not going to help you in so as you're going to destroy your c
Mar 11, 2011 10:00am EST
it out of america. but it's not the only item i mentioned. i mentioned $1.2 billion the gentleman wanted to send to the iraqi forces. the $250,000 limit the republicans rejected on individual entities. so, no, there are billions in agriculture and the military. i didn't just mention one item. the gentleman does understand they're vulnerable so they blame obama. they are both wrong sending money to brazil. i hope in his final time the gentleman from alabama will address it. in the first place, on two of these programs, the hamp program, which we will deal with next week on the floor, and the f.h.a. refi, the money doesn't come from the treasury. they keep saying it but they are wrong. and ignoring a fact doesn't make it go away. those are funds that come from tarp. in the financial reform bill we reinforced an earlier provision, and i will subject it to the record. i'll put it in the record. it says the fdic is authorized to conduct risk-based assessments on financial companies to pay for this, the money that's left in the tarp. we have a mandate to the fdic so that when the tarp is finis
Mar 2, 2011 12:00am EST
of the old guard, we're going to do thing our way now? if that is the case, is this good for america and the west? >> well, to your question about whether it's anti-american or whether it's the people here themselves, it is the people in this region themselves. it's the young people. nowhere do we hear anything about the foreign policy, about the traditional angst that this region has, for instance, over palestinians and israelis and blaming the u.s. policy for all of this. nowhere is it about u.s. foreign policy. it is all about their desires. in fact, they say even in benghazi, which is held by the opposition, we do not want any foreign intervention. this is our movement. this is our moment. and they're very, very clear about that. >> as always, a brilliant insight into what's going on. thank you very much. >> thank you, piers. >>> coming up, is hollywood's top dog, harvey weinstein, his reaction to his win and charlie sheen's meltdown. yellowbook has always been good for business. but these days you need more than the book. you need website development, 1-on-1 marketing advice, se
Mar 9, 2011 9:00pm EST
at the last minute by bank of america. insurance giant aig continued is teeter on the brink of bankruptcy. the stock market took a nose dive. plummeting like a rock falling through water, at one point losing 777 points in one day, biggest points loss ever. wall street melted down because a relatively small number of people who controlled a great deal of money did very irresponsible things with that money, irresponsible things they were allowed to get away with because so many of the rules had been taken away, rules that were originally put in place to prevent wall street from creating a massive public risk in order to chase private gain. those rules were taken away. lehman brothers disappeared, bear stearns disappeared, merrill lynch disappeared, investment banking virtually disappeared. president bush stepped in to take dramatic action to save the economy. this is not a partisan thing, it was done under george w. bush, but john mccain and barack obama both supported it. sarah palin even supported it. john boehner not only supported it, he cried on the floor of the house of representative
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
, pat buchanan. also the washington correspondent for bbc world news america, catty kay, and former white house chief of staff of president george w. bush, andy card in the studio with us this morning. >> we will show some of the headlines just to show -- >> big ones. >> what a big story this is. catty, you lived in japan over three years. give us your insight on some images we are seeing. >> i was there for the kobe earthquake that was in 1995. we are all focused on the nuclear crisis. all of those families who have lost somebody, lost parents, you're hearing the japanese talking in muted ways about their loss. but for japanese, who find expressing emotion in public very hard and it's not in their culture, that's like having histrionics. this is a society going through mass shock at the moment. >> a cultural difference. >> they prepare all their lives for the big one, all trained for it. when it happens and you've lost your father or daughter or lost your spouse, it's heartbreaking. >> of course, the big news, mika, yet, obviously, more nuclear problems, the situation goes from bad
Mar 10, 2011 8:00pm EST
to america. you agree with me, dr., do you not? >> yes, sir. >> every sit down i have had, we have discussed this with the fbi about my own district. newome from paterson, jersey. we had the second-largest muslim community in the country. i grew up in the neighborhood. arabic neighborhood. eight more air big food and an italian food. that does not make me no more -- eight more arabic food than the italian food. that does not make me anymore an expert. every time i sat down with the fbi about my own district, i was told many times that there is no hidden agenda and that you need not fear the recruiting that we are talking about today in this hearing. does that mean every district in the country -- does that mean chairman king's district? i do not know. some very bad people came out of some mosques and some very bad people came out of catholic churches. we have to do everything we can to avoid a wide crushed. that gets us nowhere. we cannot defend our own children and neighborhoods if we had bad information. why should we be surprised? we know our enemies are probing the system every day. they
Mar 10, 2011 3:00pm EST
daughter, carrying on in schools in america. he has my 100% support. >> often in these circumstances, people concentrate on the victim of the bullying without thinking beyond that in the immediate family. i wonder if you could describe for us how difficult the last year has been. >> yes, to a certain extent. some things, you simply cannot describe and cannot talk about. things like uncontrolled tears, the things that remind you, little things like going into a supermarket, seeing grapes, phoebe's favorite food, reaching out for them and then realizing. it keeps coming back and it keeps hitting you and keeps giving you immense distress. i can only imagine, how bad this is for me, how much worse it is for ann, thinking of the child she carried for nine months, breast-fed, brought up, and helped and that goes on every time there's another phone call or someone else mentioned it, it brings it all back. it hasn't been allowed to go away. we cannot let my little girl lie in her gave in peace because we are continually being pestered by the fact that she's a poster child for a campaign whic
Mar 1, 2011 2:00am EST
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
before controversial hearings this week on islamic extremism in america. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." libya centering the fourth week of what's now a full-fledged civil war. moammar gadhafi's forces are claiming new gains in their pounding of rebel-held cities. gadhafi maintaining a tight grip on the capital of tripoli, and the opposition appears to be holding out to benghazi in the east, but there are conflicting reports about who is in control of several other key cities, where fierce, fierce battles have been raging now for days. diplomatic sources at the united nations say the united states is working with france and britain on draft resolution on libya, a resolution that includes language on a no-fly zone. president obama warning once again today that the bloodshed in libya is unacceptable. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward, and they will be held accountable for whatever violence continues to take place there. in the meantime, we've got nato as we speak consul
Mar 15, 2011 10:00am EDT
and political correctness about these, difficult economic times. we hold hearings on how to move america forward. recently the bureau of labor statistics had to modify its survey to include responses reporting a duration of unemployment over two years. we are making room for the reality of chronic unemployment in america in very real ways while promising it will get better. i think we need to do more to make sure that people have opportunities. nearly 9% of americans right now are unemployed. that's 13.9 million americans that we represent as members of congress who are looking for the opportunity to pursue the american dream. they are looking for washington and to washington for leadership and to keep things from getting any worse. they are writing our offices, begging us to help us start america. they are looking for a handout, they are looking for a way out. just a chance they will take -- just a chance so they can take care of the rest. they are hoping that the next interview will mean a new start. mr. speaker, the job market is troublesome. but we cannot allow companies to arbitrarily pick
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
will be international. >> when will the u.s. combat role in the operation end? will america's commitment end in days, not weeks, as the president promised? what will be the duration of the non-combat operation and what will be the cause? what national security interests of the united states justified the risk of american life. >> wolf, you know that there has been criticism from the president's own party for not coming to congress before to get approval before this military mission in libya. the man you just heard there, mish mcconnell says he thought the helicopter had the -- did the right thing and he said that if the stop and duration of the mission continues to expand, if u.s. forces launch additional air strikes, then the will the will have to come and get approval. >> the president said the u.s. leadership, the command would stop within a matter of days. nato would take charge but never did say the u.s. would ever walk away from its responsibilities. clearly this mission no matter the command is going to continue into the foreseeable future. robert gates said yesterday that libya was not in th
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